Transitioning from the action of the wind to the main focus on lutie johnson, in the street, ann petry wrote the opening of her novel using literary devices such as excessive personification, intense imagery, and dominant characterization to express how the strong and forceful wind can have a mind of its own, due to its “violent assault. Overall, ann petry’s “the street” is written with three main literary components: imagery, personification, and diction, all three of which are equally as important in the conveying of the main idea of the piece: that one’s environment can play a crucial role in their life.
Presents literary criticism for the book the street by ann petry it outlines the characters with particular focus given to the novel's secondary characters it examines humanitarian aspects of the narrative as a means of generating sympathy and a will for social change among readers personal.
Literary device on the street by ann petry 1 alliteration alliteration is a literary device in which two or more consecutive words, or words that are nearby in the same sentence, start with the same letter. Ann petry a west indies slave becomes entangled in the infamous witch trials of 17th-century salem, massachusetts in 1688, tituba and her husband, john, are sold to a boston minister and sent to the strange world of salem, massachusetts. Ann petry (october 1908 – 1997), the first african-american woman to produce a book (the street) whose sales topped one million, also wrote the narrows literary ladies guide inspiration for writers and readers from classic women authors. The street by ann petry is a novel about a woman, lutie johnson, who finds herself in this situation the relationship between lutie johnson and the urban setting is established by the use of personification, imagery and characterization, in the street by ann petry.
Beyond protest: the street as humanitarian narrative eby, clare virginia // melusspring2008, vol 33 issue 1, p33 presents literary criticism for the book the street by ann petry it outlines the characters with particular focus given to the novel's secondary characters.
The street summary and study guide supersummary, a modern alternative to sparknotes and cliffsnotes, offers high-quality study guides for challenging works of literature this 47-page guide for “the street” by ann petry includes detailed chapter summaries and analysis covering 18 chapters, as well as several more in-depth sections of expert-written literary analysis. But then ann lane petry was a surprising woman, one of such enormous empathy and imaginative flair that she did not need to encounter many bereft latchkey children, their desperate, beleaguered mothers or the assortment of opportunistic men who preyed on them to translate her observations into literature. Quotes from the street by ann petry (1946) by emma ward | on | comments (0) ann petry’s novel, the street (1946) presents the story of struggle from the perspective of a single mother trying to raise her son to avoid the dangerous influences surrounding their home setting in harlem.
The street relates the difficult education of lutie johnson, the protagonist she has not yet learned to read the mythical signs and symbols of american culture with the disbelieving irony required by the conditions of her race and gender at the opening of the novel, lutie is intoxicated by such commonplace american images as benjamin franklin, self-made individuals, and white picket fences.